Day 1: Galapagos Islands
Upon your arrival to San Cristobal Airport you will be transferred to the boat for settling in and lunch. Then you will visit Witch Hill Located on the northern coast, this eroded hill and its surroundings present one of the most picturesque beaches in the Galapagos with its white powdery sand and the abundance of animals. Wildlife includes sea turtles, rays, and various types of booby birds. The clear water provides an excellent opportunity for enjoying swimming and snorkeling.
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Day 2: Galapagos Islands
Early in the morning you will head to Bartholomew Island, famous for its Pinnacle Rock. You can take a trail of stairs to the summit of this place, and have one of the best views of the island. This place is perfect for snorkeling and to spot Galapagos penguins. In the afternoon, you will head to Chinese Hat located near the southeast coast of Santiago Island. Its name comes from the distinct shape of the islet's summit. This small islet is a great location to view many geological formations such as lava tubes and lava flows.
Day 3: Galapagos Islands
After breakfast you will head to Espinosa point on Fernandina Island, one of the world's most pristine island ecosystems. The volcano “La Cumbre” dominates the landscape and this places highlight features the flightless cormorant nesting site. This area provides a great opportunity to see the Galapagos hawk. After lunch, you will head to Tagus Cove, spot that has been frequented by ships since the 1800s using the area as an anchorage site. You can take a trail by Lake Darwin up to a ridge display wonderful views. You can also snorkel at this spot.
Day 4: Calipso Yacht
First activity of the day will be taking a dinghy ride to Urbina Bay at the base of Alcedo Volcano, place that experience a major uplift, and is now home to land iguanas the biggest in the archipelago and Galapagos hawks. This is also a nice place for snorkeling. In the afternoon you will head to Moreno Point, located near Elizabeth Bay, place that you can access by a dinghy ride, while watching sea turtles and white tip sharks. You can take a trail to the tide pools at this spot to see flamingos and pintail ducks.
Day 5: End of Itinerary
Early in the morning you will take a dinghy ride to North Seymour Island, and visit this place while spotting clue footed boobies and magnificent frigate birds, which are abundant at this place. After this visit you 5 will be transferred to Baltra’s Airport to take your flight back to the continent.
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